June 10, 2016 |
Quick, name that tune. That's the game theater patrons will be playing at Rodgers' Romance , a Broadway musical revue created and directed by Philadelphia-area native David-Michael Kenney. On Wednesday, the production will make its New Jersey premiere at Cape May's East Lynne Theater Company, following stagings at the Sellersville Theater (2004) and Ambler's Act II Playhouse (2007). Comprising 24 songs by Richard Rodgers and his collaborators Oscar Hammerstein II and Lorenz Hart, Kenney's revue invites audience members to guess songs - and their corresponding shows - for a chance to win a gift certificate to a Shore business.
May 30, 2016 |
The summer season got off to a radiant start at the Jersey Shore on Saturday, with sunshine and gentle breezes kissing brilliant blue skies and waters. "This weather is the three months I live for," said Erika Morris, 29, of North Jersey, who was enjoying brunch outdoors at the Bagel Time Cafe in Cape May with childhood friend Nina Huczko. But, will Mother Nature cooperate for the duration of the holiday weekend? Shore businesses - pancake houses to ice cream vendors, motel operators to maître d's - hope these three days set a positive vibe for the rest of the vacation season.
May 29, 2016 |
WHAT IT IS? The tradition of the "Shore dinner" goes back generations. And plenty of restaurants that started that concept along the Jersey Shore have flowed and ebbed with the tides - and are long gone - like Captain Starns and Hackney's, which once graced Atlantic City's beaches, Busch's in Sea Isle City, and Zaberer's inland in Egg Harbor Township. Diners then knew there may have been no better way to really experience the shore than to taste it. And, lucky for us, there are still plenty of places these days where seafood is purveyed in hallowed halls with a kind of reverence for the basic broiled, baked, or fried dinner ritual.
May 29, 2016 |
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. — It is right there at the end of 87th Street. An old wooden clapboard building surrounded by a gravel parking lot for dry-docked boats and a crisscross of actual docks before the view out the windows gives way to a stunning sweep across the bay. Some say they can see the white-and-deep-blue clubhouse from their kitchen windows. And though it is always there — the relatively tiny complex that has made up the Townsends Inlet Yacht Club for more than 100 years — its members say they spend their winters "dreaming about and planning for" summer, when the place comes alive with boating, barbecues, and a camaraderie they say is unmatched in any other facet of their lives.
May 28, 2016 |
LONGPORT, N.J. - 11:36 a.m. Outside the Church of the Redeemer. The Fiat is parked on 20th Street, near Atlantic, and Tom Subranni exits. The church itself and all of its unusual stained glass windows have been recreated and rebuilt, a nearly exact replica of the 105-year-old original that was destroyed in the fiery lightning and windstorm of June 2012 known as the derecho. Flames lapped out of the historic rose windows, a heartbreak. Firefighters salvaged the cross, bent by heat.
May 21, 2016 |
Bad news for the casino business often means good news for music fans. That is, when the gambling industry is hit hard, the usual prescription for bringing bodies to town means beefing up entertainment options. This summer in Atlantic City is no different. The last two years each featured two mega-concerts on the beach, with the likes of Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum. This year, there will be six, with the two announced so far keeping it country with Toby Keith (see below) and Florida Georgia Line on Sept.
May 16, 2016 |
Ahhh, summer at the Jersey Shore. The sun. The surf. The sandwich-snatching seagulls. So many memories for Philadelphia-area families that have roots in this sand-in-more-places-than-you- want-it tradition. For Danielle Pizza (pronounced pee-zah ), one holds particular significance. It was August 2012. Pizza, 37, and her husband, Joe, of Audubon, Montgomery County, had spent the day on the beach in Ocean City, with their two children, age 3 and 1, at the time. (They now have three.)
May 2, 2016 |
STONE HARBOR, N.J. - On a gray, unseasonably chilly day last week, two turtle hatchlings emerged from their winter hibernation inside a hole three inches beneath the sand at the Jersey Shore. The diamondback terrapins, a unique turtle that lives in brackish waters along the coast and Delaware Bay, would soon taste freedom for the first time. But first, a biologist with the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor would have to remove the wire cages that had been placed above their nests last fall to protect the hatchlings - each the size of a quarter - from raccoons, skunks, and other predators.
February 26, 2016 |
The Bucks County manufacturer of Skee-Ball, that staple of boardwalk arcades at the Jersey Shore, has been sold to a Wisconsin rival in the family-amusements industry. Joseph W. Sladek, who bought Skee-Ball Inc., now in Chalfont, in 1985, called the sale a "bittersweet goodbye" in a news release from the buyer, family-owned Bay Tek Games Inc., which is based in Pulaski, near Green Bay. The price was not disclosed. The deal was signed Tuesday. Skee-Ball manufactures its games in Chalfont, but after a roughly three-month transition will move to Wisconsin, Gaetan Philippon, Bay Tek's chief executive, said Wednesday after meetings with Skee-Ball employees.
February 17, 2016 |
David J. Lidle, 74, of Ocean Gate, N.J., a certified public accountant with offices there, died of complications from Lou Gehrig's disease on Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Community Medical Center in Toms River. Mr. Lidle ran his firm, Death & Taxes Inc., from his Ocean County town for the last 15 years, but returned during tax seasons to an office in a Philadelphia law firm to work for clients there. "He had quite a sense of humor," reflected in his firm's name, his wife, Pamela Noto, said.